jockey milestones

Corey Lanerie Rings Up Churchill Downs Wins 999 And 1,000

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer roared past Royal Artillery at mid-stretch and cruised to a 7 ¼-length victory in the inaugural running of the $115,600 Champions Day Marathon Overnight Stakes Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance for 3-year-olds and up. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by Corey Lanerie, Sonneteer covered the mile and a half on a […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Six Winners On Gulfstream Holiday Card

Hot riding Irad Ortiz Jr. notched his sixth straight multi-win day Monday, riding six winners, five in starter stakes, on the Presidents Day program at Gulfstream Park. The reigning Eclipse Award champion scored aboard Lucky Long ($3.60) in the $60,000 Mary Todd (Race 5), Wildwood Dancer ($4.80) in the $60,000 Rail Splitter (Race 6), Midtown […]

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On Verge Of Another Milestone, Velazquez Thinking About Next Big Horse

As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47. Things change. As Velazquez nears his 47th birthday on Nov. 24, there is no hint that a Hall of Fame career that made him the runaway […]

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Eurico Rosa Da Silva Rides 2,000th Career Winner

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, Woodbine’s leading jockey for the past four seasons, reached the 2,000th career win mark in North America with his first mount on the Friday afternoon program. Da Silva earned the milestone victory in the second race aboard favorite Intanga Rose, who won the allowance optional claiming race for 2-year-old fillies over six […]

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Eddie Martin Jr. Rides 4,000th Career Winner

Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. scored the 4,000th win of his career on Wednesday night at Retama Park in San Antonio, Texas, guiding Spinning Pegasus to a front-running neck victory in a 5 1/2-furlong allowance race for owner-trainer Karl Broberg. The Fusaichi Pegasus gelding was the second choice in the betting behind odds-on favorite Hardworkcleanlivin. Martin […]

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Samy Camacho Bags Five Winners At Tampa Bay Downs

With his 30th birthday next month, jockey Samy Camacho has discovered new levels of ability and maturity that are enabling him to excel on a day-in, day-out basis. The Venezuela native rode five winners on Saturday’s  card at Tampa Bay Downs, giving him nine victories over the last three racing days. With 66 victories during the […]

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Jockey Angel Arroyo Notches 1,000th Career Victory

Jockey Angel Arroyo recorded his 1,000th career victory when 14-1 choice Pico Chick won the opener of Thursday’s card at Belmont Park. Arroyo piloted Pico Chick ($30.00) to a come-from-behind win, edging out Honor Way by a nose in the six-furlong sprint on the main track to reach the personal milestone. The 30-year-old started his […]

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Brayan Pena’s Four-Win Day Moves Him Into Running For Los Al Riding Title

Brayan Pena reached a personal milestone Thursday at Los Alamitos, winning four races in one day for the first time in his career, putting him in a first-place tie with Evin Roman for the riding lead. Each has 11 wins with three days left in the L.A. County Fair Meet at Los Al that ends Sunday. “I won three at Fresno when […]

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Emigh Rides 1,000th Winner At Arlington Racecourse Sunday

Jockey Chris Emigh recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse in a thrilling finish aboard American Star Racing Stable’s Baltic Star in Sunday’s finale. The 46-year-old veteran jockey entered the stretch second behind an open-lengths leader and rallied his mount to close the distance as the crowd’s roar grew with every stride until he […]

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Court Scores 600th Career Victory At Ellis Park On Opening Day

Jon Court didn’t waste anytime knocking off his 600th career victory at Ellis Park on Saturday’s opening card of the 2017 race meet. With his second mount of the day, Court captured the second race aboard 6-1 shot Northern Ranger for owner Joseph Scates and trainer David Dortch. Court now has won 4,036 races in […]

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